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Author Topic: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series  (Read 22327 times)

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #600 on: Yesterday at 11:16:19 am »
I wonder does Mr Kato have a particular date at which he announces things or do peoole just become aware of what is happening when he publishes his Six Month Production Schedule and when could look forward to the second half of the 2018 Schedule appearing?

Railsquid - you've just told me how much I could save by having a "friend" in Tokyo!! Want to do a swap for a Dapol class 68?

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #601 on: Yesterday at 11:39:25 am »
Plaza japan have. A spares list on their new release page

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/m/10495218
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #602 on: Yesterday at 12:00:15 pm »
Plaza japan have. A spares list on their new release page

Where on their website ?  https://www.plazajapan.com/

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« Reply #603 on: Yesterday at 12:27:16 pm »
A slip of the brain on Railwayguns behalf. At least we know that Hobbysearch are sold out and have 27 people wanting. A lot of the spares have "Reservations Closed" against them. :(

Remember what we talked about last night? How embarrassing would that have been if I had published what I thought were the facts? :claphappy:

Hey Ho, there we all go.  :laugh2:

Mike Beard.

BTW    I DO enjoy watching my Glacier Express whip round 150mm radius curves. Knocks the "scale" out of me! :) Especially with its elastic "Scale/Gauge Ratio"!

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #604 on: Yesterday at 12:39:05 pm »
I wonder does Mr Kato have a particular date at which he announces things or do peoole just become aware of what is happening when he publishes his Six Month Production Schedule and when could look forward to the second half of the 2018 Schedule appearing?

I'm not terribly clued-up on the details, but I get the impression there's a monthly release cycle, and releases (as opposed to product announcements) are announced 3~4 months in advance.

Railsquid - you've just told me how much I could save by having a "friend" in Tokyo!! Want to do a swap for a Dapol class 68?

Offers of friendship inspired by my location are not seldom, unfortunately if I were to go down that route there'd be no end to it, and my sparse free time is very valuable to me. Unless you can promise to look after the Squidlet on a regular basis. Or have any of those old Farish 4-wheel coaches in "GWR" livery, then we could talk.  :beers:
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #605 on: Yesterday at 01:33:18 pm »
Railsquid

It's like this. Our 21 month old grandson is singing in his highchair in the kitchen. We have him every Thursday and Friday. At 71 I feel I've done enough for humanity but apparently I'm wrong! :D

GWR 4 wheeled coaches? I'll see what I can do! Compared with our Beardlet that's easy! :laugh3:

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #606 on: Yesterday at 01:56:30 pm »
Wow, I totally envy Beardlet's parents, believe me the Squidlet comes from another dimension altogether, after two hours both sets of grandparents are begging for mercy. Anyway tomorrow is Saturday, which probably means I'm on Squidlet duty to give Mrs. Squid a break, fortunately the Squidlet is a big fan of trains so it's just a case of seeing what the weather's like and which far-flung part of the Tokyo region I can take him to.

Err, anyway, to keep things on topic, Swiss train thingy:

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #607 on: Yesterday at 02:46:15 pm »
Here we have a photograph of the Kato Ge4/4II No 631


Acknowledged from the Hobbysearch site, who have the best photos!

VERY nice it looks too. Oddly these and the Ge6/6II seem to be the preferred choice for the Glacier Express at the moment. The Ge4/4III don't seem to get a look in.

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #608 on: Yesterday at 05:22:13 pm »
I've had an advice note that Plaza Japan has posted my order which includes two Ge4/4!!'s.

The Race Is On!
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Mine too!

Now looks like it may beat the MDS one as well



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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #609 on: Yesterday at 11:55:48 pm »
Plaza japan have. A spares list on their new release page

Where on their website ?  https://www.plazajapan.com/

steve

They are on the bottom of the page quoted, but Even the spares are on reserve order!
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #610 on: Today at 12:20:23 am »
Plaza japan have. A spares list on their new release page

Where on their website ?  https://www.plazajapan.com/

steve

They are on the bottom of the page quoted, but Even the spares are on reserve order!

Yeah, I am not familiar with the plazajapan website, can't seem to find anything model train related.

The good thing with the HobbySearch (1999.co.jp) website, they list the spare parts (ASSY) approximately one week after a new model is listed. Pays out to visit the site at least once a week. Also recommended is to subscribe to the mailing list for a daily or weekly update of new models and parts open for reservation.

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #611 on: Today at 03:50:13 am »
It does seem as though Plaza Japan sell 95% of their wares through eBay. Logical when you think about it as it must be that a huge amount of their sales are, to them, abroad.

Mike Beard

 

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